NATO is a defense alliance of European and North American countries that serves to jointly protect their own territory and strives for global political security and stability. However, many conspiracy theorists believe that it is controlled by a secret elite that uses the military alliance as a tool to undermine the sovereignty of nations and secure control of the world. Allegedly, these rogues would pursue the perfidious strategy of causing social unrest in other countries at will, fomenting conflict or bringing about regime change – all with their own interests in mind, such as the sale of arms or the implementation of the New World Order. Although NATO has undoubtedly been involved in questionable military operations, there is no evidence to support these extreme claims.